Blackcurrant Seed Oil
Blackcurrant Seed Oil contains the Omega-3 acid - SDA. It also contains the Omega-6 - GLA
GLA and SDA by-pass the first step in the conversion of the Omega-6 LA and the Omega-3 ALA, which can be hampered by some health conditions and dietary inadequacies/imbalances. See 'EFA Metabolism and Conversion' and 'How efficient is a conversion of primary EFAs to their derivative secondary EFAs?'
Blackcurrant Seed Oil is used in Flax Boost, Flax Bloom and Flax Magic to take advantage of its SDA and GLA content.
Safflower Seed Oil
While Flax Seed Oil has three times as much ALA as LA, the cultivar of Safflower Seed Oil used in the Flax Balance, Flax Magic and Flax Bloom blends is a source of LA (Omega-6) and has no ALA (Omega-3).
Our ancestors evolved on a Palaeolithic diet supplying equal amounts of Omega-3 and Omega-6. Research suggests that a typical modern western diet can result in severe EFA imbalances - an Omega-3:Omega-6 ratio of 1:15, 20 or even 30, may not be unusual.
However, in people who are not as Omega-3 depleted, e.g. infants and children who have not had decades of poor diet. Normal Flaxseed Oil may not be appropriate because it is too high in Omega-3. This is why we have used safflower oil in Flax Magic and Flax Bloom.
Hemp Seed Oil
Hemp Seed Oil is a well-balanced oil, containing the Omega-3 ALA and the Omega-6 LA in a 1:2 ratio. It also contains the Omega-3, SDA and the Omega-6, GLA.
GLA and SDA by-pass the first step in the conversion of the Omega-6 LA and the Omega-3 ALA, which can be hampered by some health conditions and dietary inadequacies/imbalances. See 'EFA Metabolism and Conversion' and 'How efficient is the conversion of primary EFAs to their derivative secondary EFAs?'.
Hemp Seed Oil is used in Flax Magic to take advantage of its SDA and GLA content and its well-balanced Omega-3:Omega-6 ratio.
The psychoactive ingredient in Marijuana is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Our Hemp Seed Oil has been laboratory tested and there are NO detecable traces of THC found .
Evening Primrose Oil
EPO (Evening Primrose Seed Oil) is one of the richest sources of the Omega-6 fatty acid - GLA.
GLA is an Omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid found in very few plants. Along with Evening Primrose, it is found in Hemp Seed and Black Currant Seed Oils.
A healthy body has the ability to make GLA from LA. However, over-consumption of Omega-6, which is typical in the western diet, can actually reduce body concentrations of GLA because the conversion from linoleic acid to GLA is inhibited by too much LA.
EPO is used in Flax Bloom, Flax Boost, Flax Power and Flax Magic.
Coconut Oil is one of the richest sources of lauric acid, which is the medium chain fatty acid found in high concentrations in human breast milk.
Lauric Acid has the additional beneficial function of being converted into monolaurin in the human body.
Coconut Oil can give improved energy levels and metabolic rate by regulating thyroid function and helps to keep your skin healthy and youthful looking
Coconut Oil is used in Flax Bloom.
Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin Seed Oil is a good source of Omega-6 and Omega -9.
Pumpkin Seed Oil contains:
- phytosterols which support anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidatant activities.
- a wide range of vitamins (Vitamin E b- and g-tocopherol) and Vitamin A (lutein and b-carotene).
Pumpkin Seed Oil is used in Flax Bloom and Flax Power